There are so many furry, friendly hamsters at The Animal Store that it’s hard to keep them straight, so I asked the staff for some info. They wanted me to tell you that our stock varies, but here are the varieties we usually carry.
Roborovski(i) Hamsters (Phodopus roborovskii)
aka Desert Hamster
smallest of the dwarf hamsters (about 2 inches long)
Standard (Syrian) Hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus)
aka Golden hamsters (common tan and white); Fancy hamsters (any color other than golden); Teddy Bear or Longhair hamsters (any hamster with long hair, any color).
size (about 6-7 inches long)
Black Bear Hamsters
Black Bear Hamster
aka European Black Bear hamsters, Black Syrian hamsters
a variety of Syrian hamster, with black fur and white masks and paws; tend to be a bit larger than other Syrian hamsters.
Come visit our hamsters (and me, Ernie, the Giant Gourami) soon.